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 Vagamon Hillstation Kerala

Vagamon is a hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Kottayam district of Kerala, India. It has a cool climate. It is located 1,100 metres above sea level. Vagamon was discovered by the British  in 1926 by Mr. Walter Duncan and company setup their tea plantations in 534 acre land.  With the Idukki reservoir on one side, the norther part of the Vagamon is Mountanious and rugged whereas the southern part with its fabulous rolling grass land and sceninc views of Kottayam provides for stunning visuals.  There around 20 hecters of pine tree in  Vagamon.who found the place ideal for tea plantations and they were followed by Christian missionaries who built their abode of service at Kurisumala in Vagamon. National Geographic Traveler has counted Vagamon on their directory of the '50 most attractive places to visit in India.


Still untouched by commercialization, the sleepy town with its scenic valleys, beautiful green meadows, enchanting pine forests, mists, fogs, tea estates, waterfalls with the overall greenery is really striking. The landscape is mostly hilly bald with green meadows. Vagamon is also home to a large variety of flowers and orchids. Cuddled up within three striking hills Thangal, Murugan and Kurisumala hills which are the representation of the chief religions in Kerala, i.e. Hindu, Muslim, and Christian which represent the cultural harmony. Vagamon has amenities for trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing.

Vagamon Holidays

Reaching Vagamon itself is an extraordinary experience. The meandering road to Vagamon is cut in solid rock lined with pine forests. And as you wind your way through green capped hills, the rolling plains come into view thousands of feet below you. This tourist place also has to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project and Kurisumala Ashram. Welcome to a land which would make you come back again and again, so that you can revitalize yourself and relish the memories of this enchantingly beautiful land. Vagamon hill station is comprised of a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the ideal getaway for tourists. Take a walk along the narrow, mist covered zigzag roads that wind up the hills and experience true bliss. For adventure seekers, there is an option of trekking, para gliding or rock climbing.

The Vagamon hill station offers you a unique and different environ in comparison to other hill stations of Kerala. Besides, being abundant in natural beauty, the place also offers space for religious activities. The quiet environment with cool and soft breeze blowing across the valley makes it a perfect place for contemplation. It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be one of India's foremost eco-tourism projects.

Thenmala - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review

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Thenmala 

 

Thenmala translates into the lyrical sounding honey hills. Earlier Thenmala was a sought after place because of the belief that the honey collected from this region had medicinal qualities, has now become a destination known for conservation. This is India’s first planned eco tourism destination. Thenmala is situated 500 meter above sea level in the southern part of the Western Ghats. Thenmala is gaining popularity due to its unique landscape, bio-diversity and functioning. Situated about 72kms from Thiruvananthapuram, in the District of Kollam, the Thenmala Eco-Tourism shares its resources with the famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary at the foothills of the Western Ghats. The Eco Tourism project is managed by Thenmala Eco-Tourism Promotional Society, which is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala, Thenmala Eco-tourism is a unique destination from a visitor's point of view. It has equal opening for enjoyment, exciting activity, and relaxation and for education the meaning and necessity of eco-friendly measures for promoting tourism related activities.

 

Thenmala Eco Tourism

There are well-placed signboards, direction pointers, and information boards to facilitate one's movement inside the project area. Divided into different zones with a particular theme, the project area currently has three major zones viz.

  • Culture Zone
  • Leisure Zone
  • Adventure Zone

Culture Zone

At the Culture Zone one can indulge in a multiple of activities like trying few traditional Kerala dishes at the restaurant there, a bit of shopping for memento sake, a peep on Kerala's art and culture, an amphitheatre etc. But the highlight of the Culture Zone is the open air Musical Dancing Fountain, which is a big attraction among the visitors. There is also a Tourism Facilitation Center in the Culture Zone to provide information on a wide range of tourism products available at Thenmala.

Leisure Zone


When you enter in to the Leisure Zone here and try the walkway leading to the dam. The sway bridge here could be an exciting proposition, especially for children. Adding more variety and elegance to the landscape here is the Sculpture Garden, which has Man & Nature as its theme.

Adventure Zone

Thenmala Adventure


For those with an overindulgence of adrenalin and those willing to test their adventure spirit would find the Adventure Zone here quite a thrilling experience. Take the elevated walkway for a journey that winds through the canopy of trees and going over rocky terrains bringing one close to life at different heights. And still those who don't mind to give their body muscles a real work out can go for mountain biking, rock climbing and river crossing.

Besides the zone-based activities for a visitor, Thenmala Eco-Tourism also offer other attractions, like an invigorating boat ride in the Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary.

Deer Rehabilitation Centre, where one can have a look at a group of spotted deer, the sambar deer and the barking deer, which have been given protection after straying out from the forests. You can walk along the banks of Kallada River by the side of enclosure.
The centre also has children Eco Park with tree top huts and swings.

 

 

Palaruvi Waterfalls is just 16 kms away from Thenmala, This is highest waterfall in Kerala. This is managed by Local forest Development Agency. Palaruvi means milky stream, falls down from a height of 300 feets and collects in a small pond beneath, where visitors are allowed to have dip.

 

Holidays in Idukki - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review

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Idukki, the hilly district of Kerala, gets the name from Malayalam word “Idukku”, which means a narrow gorge. The charming district teems with picturesque peaks and verdant valleys. Its 1500sq.km.reserved forest area is a heaven for enchanting wildlife and exotic flora. The district is also the “Power House” of the State, as about 60% of the States power needs are fulfilled by the hydro-electric power station at Moolamattom.The district is also known for tea industry and pepper.

Holidays in Ponmudi - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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 Tourism In Ponmudi

 Ponmudi is a enthralling hill station located 61 kilometres north east of  Thiruvananthapuram city, capital of Kerala. The word Ponmudi means “Golden Peak”. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea..  On the way to Ponmudi, the thick tropical forest greets one at the foot of the Ponmudi hill range. The road passes under a canopy of thickly matted foliage. The forest recedes gradually giving way to neatly clipped tea bushes.

 



While you are travelling to Ponmudi from Thiruvananthapuram City, when you enter to the expanse of plantations - rubber, pepper, cardamom and tee, you can feel the real difference. This difference is really abrupt & amasing, you may feel you were in a different world few hours before. The tappers can be seen going about briskly gathering the milky fluid from rubber trees collected in coconut shells. Coconut thatch mats cover almost one half of the road, over which women spread black pepper for drying. One may come across a lone elephant ambling along carrying his mahout atop and his breakfast of coconut thatch in his trunk. One will compulsively pause every now and then to take in the spectacular sweep of the hill ranges, tea-estates and the mist-covered valleys, peppered with little toy-like stone cottages painted in pretty violet, pink, or white with pointed and peaked roofs. The smiling faces of the tea-pickers in the green lush valley are all too soothing.

Nelliyampathy- Holidays in Nelliyampathy - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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 Nelliyampathy Hillstation in Palakkad

Nelliyampathy, a spectacularly beautiful hill station in Kerala, located nearly 55 kilometres from Palakkad town. Nelliyampathy easily accessible by road from the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, from  Nenmara you have to take the road towards Pothundi Dam. Pothundi  Dam site is an excellent place for photo shoot and picturesque of this place is more than words can describe. The Pothundy Dam is a pleasing locale with facilities for cruising and a nice option as a picnic place. The way to Nelliyampathy itself is exciting, it will be more interesting if you are travelling in an open jeep. There about 10 hairpin bends you need to take while you are travelling to Nelliyampathy from Pothundy Dam in 20 kilometers.   The height of the hills ranges from 467 mts to 1572 mts.  There are about 10 hairpin bends that have to be negotiated on the way to Nelliyampathy, which itself has a lot of fascinating sights to offer. As the Ghat road winds its way up to Nelliyampathy, at certain places there are viewpoints from where the vast stretches of Palakkad district are visible with its extensive paddy fields forming a verdant carpet. It also offers a fabulous view of the Palakkad Gap, which is a geographical phenomenon in the Western Ghats formation in this region, bringing into view, parts of the adjoining State of Tamilnadu. The highest peak in Nelliyampathy is Nellikota. The Nelliyampathy forest contains teak of extraordinary height and girth. Estates of tea, coffee, orange and cardamom dot the ranges.  Located at a distance of 52 kms from Palakkad, the cool hills of Nelliampathy, nestling atop the Western Ghats, offer a breathtaking view of the misty mountains and enchanting valleys interspersed with sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations

 

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